PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge says a convicted Pittsburgh drug dealer can have a private funeral viewing of his daughter’s body — in the courthouse.
Ronnie Steave, 39, pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking Wednesday and is in a federal detention center in Ohio awaiting sentencing. His daughter, Mysharri Millender, 17, died in a car crash Sunday, so Steave’s attorney asked that his client be allowed to go to her visitation at a city church.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that federal prosecutors objected, saying Steave is a risk to flee and a danger to the community.
That’s why U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab agreed with federal marshals to have the girl’s body brought to the courthouse for a private viewing. Steave’s family will pay the cost. Details were still being arranged Friday.